Collaborative Futures

Everything is speeding up these days, even the authoring of books. Some information society researchers we know (including some of our friends from Eyebeam, Creative Commons and Shift Space) locked themselves up for a week in Berlin, and came out the other end with a print-ready book on the future of collaboration - Collaborative Futures.

Even though I didn't travel to Berlin, the authorship of the book was radically distributed and some of my writing made it into the final cut. A portion of essay I wrote last fall for a sociology seminar on the future on a (brief) history of version control systems and the significance of distributed version control systems made the cut.

The book will be released under a creative commons license, but they are also doing a print run of hard copies which will be available starting at the launch party, March 4th. Pre-order hard copy here (digital copy is available here).